Featuring @carlascakes- What’s in My Bag?

Every girl has a huge bag that has countless items that we probably never use, just throw into our purse just in case or just want to smell like three different type of perfumes. I have teamed up with Carla’s Cakes, a local Ottawa bakery that does everything you need to satisfy that sweet tooth. From cupcakes to cakes to cookies to pies, with a creative spin and amazing attention to detail, there is a cake for everyone. 

I decided to choose five items that I always have in my bag. These are my die hard items that I have regardless of the occasion:

1. Lotion

One of my pet peeves is having dry hands. No one liked having dry hands especially when you live in a country like Canada where the climate continuously changes and you love to travel to various destinations with various climates. I decided to choose Body Shops Grapefruit Body Butter. It’s a bright smell and it is lasting both in moisture and scent. 

2. Liquid Lip Stick

I am sure everyone went through the stages of loving the Smackers lip glosses as a child (#90’s kid’s problems), though they can get sticky. Hence, I decided to choose a mate alternative that is still more hydrating than most, NYX Lingerie Liquid lipstick in the color Teddy. This is a great nude for all skin tones especially dark to olive skin tones. This literally makes me look amazing even when I got to the gym and I want to look maybe a bit more extra, I slide this bad boy on and I’m ready to go hard on cardio.

3. Perfume

From going t the bus and maybe encountering an unpleasant scent to touching up a bit in the bathroom during a dinner gathering with friends, I always have a small travel size perfume in my bag. I am one of those people that love having a scent. I think someone’s perfume is like a clue to someone’s character. Plus who doesn’t like smelling amazing? Here is one of my go-to staple faves, Candy Prada edition. 

4. Saje Pharmacy Kit

Being a part-time team member at Saje, this is my die hard item I always have. I grew up using aromatherapy from my grandma and have seen it first hand how it has cured many people in my life including myself. The pharmacy kit has stress release to help my feel relaxed, immune so I am germ-free just in case I feel a cold coming along, pain release to rub myself down after going to the gym, peppermint halo for headaches and to keep me cool and eaters digest for tummy aches. I use this package daily as I have made it a staple to my lifestyle routine. 

5. Face powder

The weather is getting warmer which means makeup can get a bit sticky. I like to throw my face powder in my bag to touch up and to avoid a greasy face. I am currently using the NYX Mate Powder

So those are my staple items in my bag. I have a few extras if I want to be a bit extra (pun intended lol):

  • Deodorant 
  • Hair brush 
  • Face powder 

Check out @carlascakes!

OOTD- Cut-Out White Floral Dress

Floral is a given when it comes to spring and summer fashion. When in doubt you can honestly just wear a floral dress and you are ready for the catwalk.

This look I decided to choose this white cut out dress from Forever 21. I love the blue and pink flowers. This looks amazing aginst the white canvas. I also like the length as it is not too short and still gives a sexy feel with the backless feature and the cut outs. 

I then decided to add my silver loafers from Just Fab. It brought an edgy feel to it ( you know how I like my edgy and girly/chic vibes). An alternative would be to add it with neutral gladiator sandals or Pink fushia heels that will match perfectly with the pink detailing on the dress. Of course with no surprise, I added the Call it Spring rose gold sunglasses. 

You can easily wear this look for a picnic or while having a couple drinks on the patio with your friends. 

OOTD- Delicate Lace and Peach Pleated “Skirt”

This outfit is all about being fun, flirty and girly. I love lace because it gives a sense of elegance and grace to any outfit while bright vibrant colors give a sense of fun, flirtiness, and joy to the overall outfit. 

I decided to start with the famous scallop lace 3/4 top from Marshalls. Can I just say the detailing on this top is phenomenal! It is so intricate and well designed. The top gives a garden tea party vibe to it which is perfect for day to day errands to a gathering with the girls on a Saturday morning over brunch a mimosas. I then brought this fun BCBG peach chiffon skirt that I bought a couple years ago. The pleating is definitely a style this spring and going into the summer. This is one of those it looks like a skirt but theiy are shorts type of shorts.  Lastly, I added my Call it Spring Sunglasses (surprise?) and my gold and white sandals from Aldos that I bought a million years ago. 

There you have it! You are ready to go to a garden party with the queen, really. What would you guys wear to a garden party?

Sunflower Child

Every woman/girl has a mellow sunflower spirit in them. I decided to show mine in the art of fashion. This sunflower outfit shows a fun care free woman finding herself in the flowers that surrounds her.

She wears an off the shoulder blue pinstripe top with puffy sleeves from Marshalls. She then wears a white denim skirt that is both fashionably chic and carefree with the ridged cut off denim detailing at the bottom of the skirt still giving that ‘carefree’ vibe. Shoes? This outfit has none, just the shoes you are born with. What better way to complete this hippy outfit with the natural touch of bare feet. However, a great alternative would be white gladiator sandals ( there are a few at Just Fab, Aldo and  Call it Spring). I then added my staple rose gold sunglasses from Spring

There you have it! You have completed your flower child outfit. I really enjoy creating a story behind some of my looks. It just makes it that much more exciting when you wear an outfit. Remember to keep you sunflower child spirit burning.

 

Outfit details

  • Skirt- Dynamite
  • Top- Marshalls
  • Sunglasses- Call it spring

Metallic Bomber Goes Hippy Chic

With the weather getting warmer, brighter colors start to show up in our wardrobes. With my hippy hairstyle, I only thought it would be appropriate to have a hippy feel to this look.

I decided to wear this flowy pink dress from Marshalls. The detailed cut outs of the shoulders gives the look a trendy edgy feel, while still having a laid back flowy look. I then layered my silver bomber from H&M on top of this look to bring a bright and chic feel to the look. The silver button detailing on the sides of the bomber match perfectly with my sunglasses from Call it Spring. Also, the sunglasses have a rose gold tint that goes seamlessly with my pink dress. 

You can then add beige flats or heels or if you really want to continue the metallic feel, like I did, you can add metallic shoes. Then you are ready to walk down the runway. You can never go wrong with a simple dress and metallic shoes.

 

Outfit Details

  • Bomber- H&M
  • Dress- Marshalls
  • Bracelet- Alex and Anni
  • Metallic Shoes- Just Fab
  • Sunglasses- Call it Spring

Spring OOTD- Sunday Best

Sometimes I will say a Sunday best outfit does make me feel like I am Audrey Hepburn. All I am missing is some tea, scones and some girlfriends to chat with on a lovely Sunday spring morning. 

I decided that for this fun look I had to add this tulle skirt from Simons. The gliter skirt screams Spring. I then added this high neck black body suit from Zara along with another vintage piece from my mom’s closet, beige blazer. With the different textures, the chiffon sleeves and the soft silk like cotton for the rest of the bodysuit gives the outfit more dimension while complimenting the girly fun tulle skirt. I then added the cute clutch from Forever 21 to give this outfit a bit of spice. What better way to add spice to an outfit than with the color red. 

For the shoes, I kept my staple Just Fab nude heels and added the Call it Spring rose gold sunglasses that plays as a nude in this outfit as the colors are either dark or bright and bold like the red satchel bag. 

There you have it! Another great outfit brought to you by this chicas. You can wear this for tea with the girls, night out at a nice Parisian restaurant or to a theater show ( why not be the show as well 😉 ). 

 

Outfit Details

  • Body Suit- Zara
  • Jacket- Vintage
  • Skirt- Simons
  • Shoes- Just Fab
  • Bag- Forever 21

Spring OOTD- Green Floral Jacket

The best part about spring is being able to layer on jackets and duster coats with the weather being not to warm and not too cold. I have had this vintage jacket in my closet for a couple years now waiting to style it. It is a vintage piece brought to you by my mom. One of the best parts about adding vintage to your wardrobe, it forces you to be more creative and think outside the box of mainstream fashion.

I decided to pair this bold green floral jacket with a textured cream blouse from Aritzia. The color is neutral enough to allow the coat to still be the show of the outfit, however, adds more detail and eye appealing depth to the overall outfit. I then added a white denim skirt that I bought ages ago from dynamite. I am pretty sure I saw the exact on in H &M as well. For shoes, does anyone know what I paired them with? My nude Just Fab heels? Suprised? probably not but this just goes to show that you want to find a piece you can wear with literally everything in your closet. Versatility is key my loves. Lastly, I added my Kate Spade purse that compliments not only the shoes but the shade of this beautiful blouse as well. There you have it a cute outfit that is simple yet chic and creative.

 

Outfit Details

  • Jacket- Vintage
  • Skirt- Dynamite
  • Blouse- Aritzia
  • Bag- Kate Spade
  • Shoes- Just Fab

Ottawa Tulip Festival Inspired OOTD

With Tulip Festival starting at the perfect time, Mothers Day weekend, what better way to celebrate than with a floral print to match their floral time of year. I decided to bring that fun crochet white top from Marshalls and pair it with these fun floral pants from River Island that I got a few years ago. Since the pants are the star of the show, you really want to play it down by adding a neutral color top and simple accessories. I added my usual Alex and Anni bracket and my Kate Spade bag that really never goes wrong (like honestly). Now you are ready to look at beautiful flowers, take cute pictures with your friends and find a cute place to eat after a day of flower hunting. Hope you enjoy this Mothers Day Weekend!!! 

 

Outfit details

  • Pants- River Island
  • Top- Marshalls
  • Bag- Kate Spade
  • Braclet- Alex and Anni

Embroidery Take Two- Casual Tuesdays

This top ismy staple for the spring and summer season. I decided to bring this great sheer embroidery top out of the closet but this time casual. I paired these ripped distress straight jeans from Guess with this top. To keep the top tasteful and feasible for the day time, I added this navy blue crop top from Dynamite. The blue color gives a great contrast against the black sheer top. I then added, yes you guessed it, my nude pumps from Just Fab because can you go wrong with nude heels? Now you are ready to walk the runway of life looking fierce and unstoppable.

 

Outfit Details

  • Sheer top- Zara
  • Crop top- Dynamite
  • Jean- Guess
  • Shoes- Just fab

Hope you enjoyed this Tuesdays post!! See you on friday!! 

Boho Festival Meet Chic

Any of you going to festivals this year? Maybe are thinking of going to one? Or you just really like the looks from Coachella and just want some boho in your life? This dress screams festival and with a great tailored jacket, it makes it chic as well.

 

 Photography by @pedrodecimus
Photography by @pedrodecimus

Outfit details

  • Dress- Forever 21
  • Jacket- Simons
  • Shoes- Just Fab
  • Bracklet- Alex and Anni

I decided to pair this crochet plunging floral dress from Forever 21 with this brown suede (how luxury right?) coat. I really like the floral boho theme especially with all the festivals around the corner however for someone who may want to wear this outfit to a girls night out, date or family and friends gathering adding the brown jacket really brings it together while adding the texture of suede as well. Also, the crochet in the front allow you to have the peak a boo effect without being too revealing 

 

 Photography by @pedrodecimus
Photography by @pedrodecimus
 Photography by @pedrodecimus
Photography by @pedrodecimus